TV property developer and presenter, Sarah Beeny visited the BRE Innovation Park this week to launch the newly refurbished Rexel Sigma Home. Sarah is best known for presenting TV’s Property Ladder, Britain’s Best Homes, Streets Ahead & Beeny’s Restoration Nightmare.
The house has just undergone a Phase 2 refit to include the latest energy efficient products, which demonstrate how homeowners can achieve significant and measurable energy and carbon savings with readily available green technologies.
The retrofit was carried out in two stages as part of an evolving project that will be constantly updated to incorporate the latest advances in the marketplace. The sustainable innovations now include:
“The Sigma Home demonstrates an innovative, diverse and entrepreneurial way of forward thinking that is required in the domestic and commercial sectors,” said Beeny. “It’s more than about selling a product; it’s about selling a sustainable solution encompassing the ever-changing range of new and exciting products that become available.”
Rexel’s focus on education in relation to product developments and changes in legislation was also acknowledged, and how the Sigma Home provided a means of providing a working knowledge of products in what can be a confusing market.
“Technologies in the house will be implemented in both domestic and commercial projects in the future,” added Nick Smith, Director of Energy Solutions for Rexel UK.
“We will share with BRE data from the research and analysis conducted on site and use this to achieve further advancements in energy solutions.”
Customers wishing to book a visit to the Sigma Home can do so via any Rexel branch.
Sarah Beeny in the Sigma Home with
Dr Peter Bonfield, Chief Executive, BRE (left) and Nick Smith, Rexel Energy Solutions Director (right)
Laurence Dowding, Rexel Lighting Solutions Director (left) and Brian Smithers, Rexel Business Development Director (right) explain the building controls system in the Sigma Home